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Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

The jury is still out on this one

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@DaveWorthingtonReview by @DaveWorthington

7th Jan 2012


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This was the 12th whisky tasted in my journey, and was my May 2011 bottle. I've just finished it and was really trying to find something in the last few drams in order to write something meaningful here.

The marketing 'spin' is all there on their website and Facebook pages. The build up suggests something great is going to happen on opening this, but although certainly not a bad whisky, it just hasn't lit my fire.

The website tell us this whisky has been distilled since 1896 with water so pure, legend has it rival distillers have even tried to divert its course.

The Dufftown distillery first drew water from Highlandman John’s Well in 1896 and continues to do so to this day.

The unique bottle shape of bottle is inspired by a traditional hipflask while the colour of the glass reflects the blue flint glass used at the turn of the previous century. I like the bottle!

“Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich and Smooth” is the wording on the label. It also tells us it is "Traditionally Batch Distilled".

The jury is still out here. It is certainly drinkable, but for the money there are many others I would go for first. I saw the 15 year old earlier today when searching for my January 2012 bottle, would like to taste this but certainly not sure about investing in a bottle yet.

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